Tagged: History

Hunger

Living in a world absorbed in secular pleasures and diversions, oftentimes separated from the Sacraments and other devoted souls by hours’ or days’ worth of travel, modern-day Catholics can easily feel deeply hungry. This...

Thanks Be to God!

Never a better time to consider The Spiritual Eclipse than when having just experienced a major physical one. The Thinking Housewife presents a very thoughtful excerpt from St. John of the Cross’s The Ascent...

What We Need

August 30th is the feast day of St. Rose of Lima, the first saint born of the Americas. Ad Imaginem Dei shares some beautiful art depicting the Patroness of Peru and of all America...

Monkey Business and Great News

Many call upon St. Benedict and wear his medal as protection against the devil, and rightly so, but did you know that another monastic father claims a similar power?  On Friday 4th was celebrated...

Disconcertingly Inspiring

Jeannie Ewing writes a beautifully simple perspective on existence for Integrated Catholic Life, Flourishing and Dying.  “Each day, we are called to die in some way. It’s our yes to God’s beckoning when Jesus...

The Bee’s Knees

Nothing proclaims the existence of God quite like taking a peep into the gobsmackingly structured order and workings of a bee hive; the experience possesses an eloquence in and of itself.  True, the produce...

Festivals and Fortresses

John Horvat II on Return to Order poses the question Why Can’t Americans Enjoy Life?, although it’s clear that the problem he has identified is not confined by national boundaries. Humanity has, by and...

A Queen of Men

Book VII Ethandune: The Last Charge from G.K. Chesterton’s “The Ballad of the White Horse” puts before our eyes the vision King Alfred has of Our Lady standing over the battlefield just when he...

Simple, But Not Easy

Scruples can be a torturous vice, but as with all vices, it is conquered by the perfect and simple practice of simple virtues.. Sean Mitchell at Those Catholic Men shares how he benefited from...

Fabulae Mirabiles

In his article, How to Conquer the “Fear of Missing Out” at The Imaginative Conservative, John Horvat II bluntly calls FoMO “a weariness for spiritual things” and goes on to give the concise solution...